Rogers House

Saturday, August 19, 2017 - By: Antonio Caraza, Head of House, 2017; Photo by Seo Young Ra, Alex '17

Boys... thank you. Time is a jewel, worth more than any coin or precious stone. Time is eternal, omnipresent, infinite, and different after every second, yet constant. Time is an inventor and an artist - a masterpiece. It is a wise teacher. A giver and a taker. It is an invisible adversary, yet it is yours. Time can also be a gift, and let me tell you, it can be one of the most beautiful gifts you can ever give. 

I really value time, and the things I do with it. The times I value the most are the ones I share with friends. From this year, I will wholeheartedly remember the moments that we shared together, time shared with you: singing happy birthdays, playing guitar by your side, our polar bear swim in December, our neon-lights Open House, Sunday soccer afternoons; all of them worth it. Really make the best out of time. There is ALWAYS something new that can be learned, taught or accomplished. If anyone ever tells you that you will never be perfect, take it as a compliment, because it means that you can ALWAYS aim to become someone better. Gift your time.

This school is a beautiful place. In Rogers this year we had people from more than 15 different countries, representing 5 continents, all sleeping under the same roof. We shared our backgrounds, our cultures, and created a community based on friendship that will last through the years. Muchas gracias.

For the Grade 12s, our time at Brentwood is finished, but our trust in our young pirates will never die. Remember that, brothers; take care of each other and support each other in the good times and in the bad times. I saw our house getting stronger this year, with connections being created between and among all grades. 

Thank you for your help, energy, time, kindness, joy, brotherhood. No past experience compares with the wonderful year we just spent together. Having been your House Captain has been a privilege and honour. I am thankful and proud.

Stay focused. Stay strong. Be good. Enjoy your time. Take care.

Sincerely, I will miss you boys. Thank you!

Antonio Caraza, Head of House, 2017

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